Kansas Explorers to highlight WPA, local projects Sunday

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Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe of the Kansas Sampler Foundation spent four years going to every 626 incorporated cities in Kansas. The result or their research journey is The Kansas Guidebook 2 for Explorers.

On Sunday, January 21 at 2 p.m., Penner and Rowe will present a program called, “Exploring the Nooks and Crannies of Kansas.” The presentation will take place in the meeting room of the Belleville Public Library and is the entertainment for the Friends of Belleville Library Annual meeting. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

“It will be tailored to highlight the unique W.P.A. sites in Republic County as well as other fascinating points of interest in Kansas,” says library director Leah Krotz.

Penner said, “We will take the audience on a picture journey throughout the state sharing road trip ideas and telling stories about our adventures. From restaurant suggestions to art, architecture, history, geography and more, we’ll give you a sampling of what to see in Kansas and share tips on how to explore.”

The 480 page Kansas Guidebook 2, which is also available for checkout from the Belleville Public Library, will be available. Along with 4,500 entries that provide descriptions, directions, hours, and contact information, there are more than 1,600 color pictures.

Rowe says, “Many people will be interested in the 843 restaurants, cafes, drive-in’s, and soda fountains.”

Purchase the book at the Feathered Nest in Belleville at other retailers or online here.